Warsaw suddenly became wrapped up in snow and cold. In such circumstances the student festival URSYNALIA Winter Edition in the Palladium club became the place to keep away from the cold, the place where live music warmed the hearts of rock fans.
Before the gig the concert goers were warming themselves up with beer. After 6PM the doors to the venue opened, and the fans, hungry for music and adrenaline, ran fast to get themselves closer to the stage and closer to their idols.
Live, the songs sounded heavier and stronger than the studio versions - perhaps hearing them so loud created that impression. But the strong bass-lines and rhythms, that seemed to beat in sync with the heart, are really noteworthy.
Their last powerful number being the cover version of Depeche Mode’s “Enjoy the Silence”, CARRION left the stage.
The pit went calm for some time, getting a chance to rest, have a cigarette or a beer.
And show continues...
At first the crowd was not too keen on the rock-trance rhythms of Turboweekend, especially after the heaviness of CARRION. But a few songs in, they really got into it.
A moment’s pause again…
The Marshall speakers were moved closer to the moshpit as the black backdrop with Sum 41 written in red appeared.
At the first chords the crowd exploded, and just then appeared Derek. From the first song onwards the audience screamed, yelled, everyone tried to get closer to the stage, the girls were going crazy. The fans were ecstatic, some – even orgasmic. They didn’t need to be warmed up – they were already aflame with excitement.
This was one hell of a show – fragments of Iron Maiden’s „The Trooper”, Metallica’s „Master Of Puppets” melded into Sum 41 songs, pickers thrown around and fans desperately attempting to catch them, crazy moshing in the centre of the pit, the last drum solo by Derek, drumsticks flying into the crowd – that’s how Sum 41 are!
The Warsaw show was the last one of The Antidote Tour. Lasting for about 5 hours, it became a hot volcano in the middle of frozen Warsaw, a volcano bursting with drive, euphoria and rock’n’roll!
Author: Alex de Monte
Translator: Lyubov Kukharenko from Russian version
Sum 41- Fat Lip, Warsaw LIVE: